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A study just released comparing actual window stickers to federal mpg regulations has found automakers are exceeding Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) goals. According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, for model years 2012, 2013, and 2014, the trend has been a mild improvement over mandated results. The study’s authors Brandon Schoettle and […]

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If anyone was ever tired of hearing about U.S. “compliance cars” by seemingly tepid automakers merely trying to appease regulators, news that EVs now comprise 15 percent of new car sales in Norway could come as a breath of fresh air. As previously reported, the tiny country of 3.2 million people is eager to make […]

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Lexus has announced pricing for the 2015 NX 300h at $40,645 for front wheel drive, and $42,235 for all wheel drive. These prices include shipping, and dealers are expected to have the newly designed crossover that’s been well received in Japan, and positioned wih more youthful design than the originator of the luxury crossover sub […]

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For 2015 the RX 450h hybrid carries forward as an alternative in Lexus’ best-selling line of vehicles. Like low-calorie cake, the highly contented RX 450h in all-wheel- or front-wheel-drive lets drivers oxymoronically indulge without the gas-guzzling guilt assuming they can justify its $6,650 premium to get an extra 9 mpg over RX 350 compatriots. The […]

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This weekend Audi will follow through on existing plans to tackle a race track with an autonomous version of its Audi RS7 sans driver. More than sedately piloting a street course, Audi will attempt to turn a hot lap in the 150-mph high-performance car with no human at the wheel. The previously reported goal of […]

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Tesla Motors has long made its case for its factory direct sales model, auto dealers have said Tesla cannot scale up to meet the volume, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now said dealers may be correct. In a face-to-face interview Saturday with Musk, Autoline Daily’s John McElroy asked how Tesla could grow to the […]

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Tesla is pushing the frontier in many ways, and its 691-horsepower all-wheel-drive P85D just announced is a technological feat, but some of Tesla’s assertions appear a bit stretched even next to cars by Dodge. Yes Dodge, and many other automakers could also contend some of Tesla’s statements as well. In its blog post last week, […]

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Kia has garnered a lot of fans for its Soul, a squared-off mini-ute that proves style and practicality can go hand-in-hand. For its first EV marketed outside its home country, Kia decided to convert the funky box on wheels which breaks the mold of the more-often seen hatchback configuration. And, after having driven it at […]

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Porsche has again confirmed the 911 is in serious consideration for a hybrid powertrain, though the decision is not finalized. According to CarAdvice, when asked whether the long-revered model could get an electric boost, CEO Matthias Muller said “of course, why not?” Last year we reported Porsche was contemplating hybridization of all its models, and […]

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Is $71,070 a bit steep but you really want a Model S? If a Tesla certified pre owned (CPO) program goes to plan, the company will have clean, second-hand Model S sedans along the lines of what other luxury car brands now offer. In an Automotive News article, Tesla head Elon Musk said it is […]

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